Renewal of activity of Orthodox Church in Donetsk region (1988—2004) Cover Image

Возобновление деятельности Православной Церкви в Донецкой области (1988—2004 гг.)
Renewal of activity of Orthodox Church in Donetsk region (1988—2004)

Author(s): Larisa Petrvona Landik
Subject(s): History of Church(es), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Eastern Orthodoxy, History of Religion
Published by: Ивановский государственный университет
Keywords: Church; Donetsk region; Orthodox; restoration of Orthodox Church;

Summary/Abstract: The article considers the problem of Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchy restoration of activity in Donetsk region in 1988—2004. Chronologically this period covers events, since the solemn celebration of the 1000 anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus and before assignment of the status of the Laura to the Svyatogorsk monastery that had crucial importance for Donetsk region. The main content of the research makes synthesis of theoretical information about the concrete steps taken by Church on the way of its influence restoration in the region. The author accentuates the main administrative transformations and gives a short characteristic to the local religious leaders as well as to a number of events held in Donetsk region during the specified period. Traced is the formation of the Orthodox Church as one of important social institutes. A number of the sources stored in the Donetsk archive are introduced and incorporated into the research for the first time.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-143
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian